Choreographers 2014/2015

Matija Ferlin

Bostjan Antoncic

Moya Michael

 

Matija Ferlin (Croatia) is an unclassifiable artist whose work is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach and atypical experience. Trained in media and graphic arts, theatre and dance, he lived in Amsterdam and Berlin before returning to Croatia where he was born in 1982. In addition to creating his own work, he also collaborates with other artists from diverse backgrounds, working as a performer, actor or artistic consultant. He has four short films and five exhibits to his credit, in addition to a dozen performances including solo works where he recounts the changing nature of his personal and professional identity. Since 2004 he has been presenting his work in Europe and North and South America. In 2011 he was rated one of the best choreographers of the year by the New York publication V Magazine. He also received choreography awards in 2012 in Croatia, and in 2013 in Slovenia.

Bostjan Antoncic (Slovenia) graduated at SEAD, and was performing in creations of Susan Quinn, Mia Lawrence, Martin Sonderkamp, Matej Kejzar, and others. In 2005 Bostjan joined dance company Rosas/Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and was perfoming in creations and repertory pieces D‘un soir un jour (2006), Bartok, Beethove, Schönberg – Repertory Evening (2006), Steve Reich Evening (2007), Zeitung (2008), The Song (2009), En Atendant (2010), Cesena (2011), Drumming (2012), Vortex Tempurum (2013), and Verklaerte Nacht (2014). Bostjan was as well teaching various workshops through Europe and was part of faculty at High School Ljubljana Dance department.

Moya Michael (South Africa) trained ballet in her hometown Johannesburg under the direction of Dianne Sparks. She went on to study to obtain a national diploma in Contemporary and African dance at the Tswhane University in Pretoria between 1994 and 1997. She was then awarded a full three year scholarship to study at P.A.R.T.S, the school of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker/Rosas. She met Akram Khan in the year 2000 and moved to London to become founder member of his company. Moya toured various of his works for a period of five years. She was nomi-nated for a best dancer award at the ITS festival in 2003. In London she was commissioned to make her own work. She created ‚Hatch‘ which premiered at the South Bank in London in 2003. That same year she was awarded the Standard bank Young Artist Award for dance at the National Arts festival in Grahamstown South Africa. In 2005 Moya was invited back to Belgium by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and became a member of the Rosas Dance company where she stayed and still freelances with. In 2009 Moya was invited to create a duet for two dancers of the Attakallari Dance Company for the India Biennale in Bangalore. That same year she was invited to create a work on the graduate students at Arizona State University. Moya has also been member of Eastman and part of the creation of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Babel (Words) 2010. In 2011 she performed her first solo (for two performers) At this Moment… in Dance Umbrella Johannesburg, together with musician Fritz Welch. Her latest work is a duet Darling in collaboration with Igor Shyshko which premiered in Stuk Leuven. Moya has b een invited by the JinXing Dance Theatre in China to create a work which will premiere in October 2013. Moya lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.